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Click here for instructions on leaping frog origami!

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Be a bee! Learn how to make your own antenna

kiley : November 13, 2017 11:29 am : Kids, mobile
After Halloween, has your child been begging you to let him or her wear his or her costume again? Do they want to dress up every day? Here’s a fun craft to make that might curb their dressing up craving — bee antenna. You’ll need: A headband Four pipe cleaners Two beads Start by taking two ...
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Feeding the nature center snakes

kiley : November 13, 2017 10:49 am : Kids, mobile
The naturalists make sure to wash their hands after handling the mice before picking up the snakes. They don’t want the snakes to associate people with food or being let out of their enclosures with food either so that they don’t expect to be fed every time the enclosure door ...
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Under the Sea handprint fish craft

kiley : November 6, 2017 12:13 pm : Kids, mobile
It’s getting cold outside, and when it’s cold outside what do we dream of? Warmth! OK, some may have said snow, but I think many dream of having warm summer days back. And when I think of summer, I usually think of the water or the beach, so I decided to make a ...
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Feeding the Kenue Park trumpeter swans

kiley : November 6, 2017 11:49 am : Kids, mobile
Check out the trumpeter swans on the wetland year-round with our live web camera. Click here. You can also find more videos on our Videos page or watch what Teddy the turtle eats here.
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Perfect Halloween nature craft: Spooky leaves!

kiley : November 1, 2017 11:48 am : Kids, mobile
Seasonal crafts that you can make with supplies you find outside are some of the best crafts. And what is there in abundance at this time of year? Leaves! So, for this craft, your first goal is to head outside with the kiddos and pick up three to five of your favorite leaves. ...
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Venom and barbed hairs: Why tarantulas are actually quite cool

kiley : October 30, 2017 2:03 pm : Kids, mobile
Spiderwebs. Big black spiders. Furry tarantulas. Halloween decorations are often centered around arachnids — the family of creatures with four pairs of legs that includes spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks — of some sort. (Teach your kids why they should appreciate all nature.) I think it’s just because spiders and their relatives are considered creepy with ...
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